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About Scientists....
    #1851964 - 08/26/03 05:57 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

1. How many scientists do you personally know?
2. How many scientists have you ever repeatedly worked with?
3. How many of them are religious?
4. How many of them wear their labcoats everywhere they go?
5. How many of them don't have a life outside of the lab?


Here are my answers:
1. Four.
2. About a dozen.
3. 95% of them (though none of them are the type to push their beliefs onto another).
4. None wear them outside the lab, few wear them inside the lab, and of those few, it's only when they're working with chemicals/samples/whatever.
5. All of them. It's a career... they have other interests as diverse as this forum.

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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: Sclorch]
    #1852122 - 08/26/03 06:40 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

95% of 4? hehehe... 3.8 of them then? :smile:


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: Sclorch]
    #1852244 - 08/26/03 07:21 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

but i do like science. I just couldnt ever get a solid liking for one particular thing, its always been like christmas for me... science. Its so fluid... so easy to understand. But... im doing art. And i dont know what i should do between the two. I havent really known scientists i guess... doctors? friends mom does psychological research... my brothers is a "rocket scientist", my grandfathers was an optical engineer. He never wore a lab coat. My great grandfather worked on the atlas project. I myself... constantly find myself absorbed in learning about our world... and other stuff. But I feel a contradiction... between my creative side... and my investigative side...


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: Sclorch]
    #1852311 - 08/26/03 07:47 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

1) I know about 30 something of them.
2) work with most of them, though it really isn't "work" aka I don't get paid for anything.
3) a good 60-70% of them are religious
4) none
5) about half


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: Sclorch]
    #1852573 - 08/26/03 09:10 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Two threads in a row about how scientists aren't really as boring as people make them out to be.

We get it.


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: Revelation]
    #1852577 - 08/26/03 09:13 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Hehe, yeah, don't be ashamed to rock the labcoat Sclorch. : )


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: Zero7a1]
    #1854033 - 08/27/03 06:59 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Zero7a1 said:
my brothers is a "rocket scientist




Um, so does that mean he is a rocket scientist, or were you implying that he is specially-challenged? hehe, couldn't help it, sorry.
Peace.


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: fireworks_god]
    #1854065 - 08/27/03 08:04 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

> 1. How many scientists do you personally know?

Two

> 2. How many scientists have you ever repeatedly worked with?

More than I can count... at least a dozen, if not more. (Counting engineers here as well)

> 3. How many of them are religious?

About 90%

> 4. How many of them wear their labcoats everywhere they go?

None. Only the forensic scientist, the few chemists, and the mud jock (ceramics) that I have worked with wore lab coats.

> 5. How many of them don't have a life outside of the lab?

Only a few... 10%.


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: Seuss]
    #1854882 - 08/27/03 02:51 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks for all the replies.
I'll be bringing this up whenever someone pulls the bullshit rhetoric card of "white labcoat-wearing, sterile, scientific, empiricist, hypercritical, boring, blah blah blah".

Sclorch out.


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: fireworks_god]
    #1855720 - 08/27/03 06:59 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

lol, no he works on system integration for missles and computers. Although he is quite a character... he sadly did not persue his more "Creative" talents. but whatever is good for him, i hope he likes it :wink:.


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: Sclorch]
    #1856310 - 08/27/03 10:10 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

1. A whole bunch... at least 15.
2. Well, I'm young, but my dad is a scientist. So I've done all kinds of things with him.
3. I'm not sure, a few probably. My dad isn't.
4. Hardly ever see any of them in labcoats.
5. Well, my dad is a workaholic who not only has to run his own lab, but is head of the research department at the cancer center, and is a professor at the university. So he works all the time, but he's got a life outside the lab. He spends a lot of his free time building boats. The rest are all regular people, in that they're all weird in different ways.


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: Phluck]
    #1861893 - 08/29/03 08:21 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Various doctors. Many. touchy subject. None. Workaholics.


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: blahblah]
    #1863094 - 08/29/03 04:56 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Sclorch's questions in blue, blahblah's answers in red.

3. How many of them are religious?
touchy subject.
How is a simple question so hard to answer? You're personally taken aback at the thought of having to think of whether or not a couple of scientists you have worked with were religious or not? Or you never asked these scientists as they were touchy about stating their religious preference to you?
4. How many of them wear their labcoats everywhere they go?
None.
Houston, we have a problem. It seems the coherence levels are too low.
blahblah: Short answer: I treat the anecdotes like subjects in social sciences (they do exist, you know!) - not like diehard lab-coat empiricists. "Give me proof in a lab and I'll believe it." -from this thread.
None of the scientists you've worked with wore labcoats, yet you insist on using such untrue descriptive elements as downplayers.
Hmmm... Does 2+2=5?


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: Sclorch]
    #1868922 - 08/31/03 07:13 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

3: they don't want to discuss it since we're in a professional environment. afterall, they don't like be asked questions they can't answer very well and look stupid in front of ah other people.

4: huh? a general comparison which didn't specify whoever it was. I stated "like", which is quite a difference from pointing specifically to certain individuals.

stop being so anal about it. what exactly are you trying to prove? if you can't see the difference that a paranormal event should be treated as a socio-psy model first, then you're barking up the wrong tree.

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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: Sclorch]
    #1868976 - 08/31/03 07:34 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I know a physics professor who is a creationist.

He is about 60 and has a PhD in Physics.


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: Sclorch]
    #1870330 - 09/01/03 04:41 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

yeah but i saw this television show where there was this scientist sitting around in his labcoat at home.. this was on TELEVISION dude so now we know that scientists wear labcoats outside of the lab and sit around at home thinking. The scientists you know must all be freaks of nature :tongue: :grin: :grin:


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1870564 - 09/01/03 07:37 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I know a physics professor who is a creationist. He is about 60 and has a PhD in Physics.

Creationists are much rarer in the fields of geology and molecular biology where gradual change is evident. Likewise, even in physics, I doubt there are few Creationists among cosmologists.


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: Swami]
    #1870717 - 09/01/03 10:18 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Creationists are much rarer in the fields of geology and molecular biology where gradual change is evident.




I wonder why?

I don't see gradual change as being evidence against creation.

The biblical account, maybe. But not creation.


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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: Sclorch]
    #1870772 - 09/01/03 11:19 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Is it just for chem lab scientists ?
If don't, why the labcoat stuff ?

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Re: About Scientists.... [Re: sirreal]
    #1870840 - 09/01/03 12:26 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

"Creationist" nowadays means an ignorant American who thinks the biblical account is true. This phenomenon is virtually non-existent in Europe, for example. Even the Pope in Rome now admits (at least since 1996) that Darwin's theory of evolution is correct.

But when the term "creation" is used in a general sense -- any non-deterministic influence during evolution -- then of course there is no problem for our current scientific theories to accomodate it.


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